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time and punishment. the mother of a teenager killed in a confrontation with police
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questions why the investigation is taking so long. >> her demand for an arrest and the police response. >> hello. i'm jessica kartalija. >> i'm don scott. >> here is what people are talking about today. the mother of christopher brown says she has waited long enough for police and prosecutors to decide whether to file charges in the death of her son but the state's attorney cautions against rushing the investigation. wjz continues to investigate the case. mike hellgren is live on a community meeting taking place tonight. >> reporter: this will be at a synagogue in randallstown where this unfolded. community leaders want to get a pulse on the high-profile case and it impact there. 17-year-old christopher brown has been buried and his mom says she is fed up with waiting for the state's attorney to decide whether to charge officer james laboard in his death.
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>> that is not enough for me. this is where i draw the line. they have enough evidence and i am demanding it at this point. >> reporter: here is what police say happened. on june 13th, brown was walking with young people. someone through a rock at officer laboard's door. the officer chased them down and caught up with brown and after an altercation brown ended up dead. the medical examiner ruled it homicide by asphyxiation. police representatives and the county representative urged patience while the investigation is underway. >> because he was not on duty at the time the incident occurred, we have to look at the facts and determine whether he was acting in his capacity as an officer or not. we need to remind people that a homicide is not by definition a murder. >> reporter: the state's attorney issued a statement saying it can be frustrating to all involved, thorough investigations take time. to do the job properly, we can't rush the process. for brown's mother, that is not enough. she wants answers now and will
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be attending a community association meeting in randallstown tonight. >> i don't know what they think i'm dealing with. i think i have dealt with quite enough. >> reporter: officer laboard and his attorney have not commented on the case. he is on routine administrative leave. jessica, back to you. >> thank you. that community meeting starts at 7:00 tonight in randallstown. tropical storm debby is hours away from making landfall in the gulf but southern states are feeling the power. in florida, heavy rain and flooding have opened hundreds of sinkholes. the wicked weather forced florida's governor to declare a state of emergency. first warning weather begins withdrew levinson reporting from tampa bay. >> reporter: relentless rain from tropical storm debby flooded the streets of jacksonville. >> hard to get around downtown. >> reporter: the storm is stalled in the gulf of mexico. debbie brought high winds and
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pounding surf to the gulf of mexico yesterday. forecasters predict the slow moving storm will cross the state this week before it heads to the atlantic friday. even as far south as here in tampa, debby is causing flooding. tampa bay has overrun its banks putting bayshore boulevard and the surrounding roads under water. a car is submerged in the floods. and smoke is rising from an exposed wire undergrounds. power companies are warning people to stay away because the water could become electrified. >> on pins and needles. >> reporter: john hopes the water will subside and not reach his town house. >> i am concerned. high tide is coming in and we are keeping a close eye on it. time will tell. >> reporter: the storm has claimed one woman's life after a tornado hit highlands county, sunday. family members say she was clinging to her baby so hard when the twister struck she broke its ribs. the infant survived. >> i can picture her holding the baby and not letting her go, just to know that my
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daughter was holding her baby so tight. >> reporter: the storm is expected to make landfall tomorrow. in tampa, drew levinson, wjz eyewitness news. >> our first warning coverage continues with bernadette woods. she has the storm on live doppler weather radar. good afternoon, bern that death. >> good afternoon, don. we will talk about this. it's not really going anywhere. it's spinning offshore. you can see the heaviest of the rain is making its way farther north. notice the bands continuing to filter in. they shut off right about here. that is because the radar doesn't go out over the open waters. there is more where that came from. the latest, hanging on to tropical storm status. winds have come down to about 40 miles per hour and barely moving, off to the east at 3
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miles per hour. when it crosses land it will become a tropical depression. when it heads back out over the water, this thing will start to turn again. we are not completely out of the woods from the storm yet. take a look at the forecast models. still dissension. the majority take them off to the east, over the open waters but keep them south of us. this is something that we will continue to track and we will keep you updated. >> thank you. new laws may be proposed in annapolis expanding liability in dog attacks. a recent ruling by the highest court calls pit bulls inherently dangerous. a panel was created to review the decision and members could recommend changes to state law today that could include requiring dog owners to carry insurance or expanding liability laws to all breeds. just a short time ago mayor stephanie rollins signed an increase to the bottle tax into law. ron matz is back in the newsroom with more on what this means. good afternoon, ron.
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>> good afternoon, don. the bottle tax increase means there will be more money to fix crumbling city schools. the legislation signed into law today will raise the tax on bottled drinks from 2 to 5 cents. the mayor says the extra money will more than double the city's annual contribution to school construction. store owners and beverage industry leaders oppose the increase saying the tax will push shoppers into the suburbs. back to you. >> thank you. the increase in the bottle tax won't be go -- go into effect until july of next year. if you are heading outside, today remember the sunglasses. it's a gorgeous day in our area with plenty of sunshine out there. for more on the beautiful day, we go to marty enjoying the sun in the out back. i have my spf 55 on today. i'm not kidding. >> let me tell you, joking aside i have spf 30 on right now. that sun is high in the sky and it is hot and it is gorgeous out here. good afternoon, everybody. let's take a look at some
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numbers. the temperatures will tell you the story of this noon hour. right now it's 75 degrees. look at the dew point. 46. the distance between the temperature and dew point basically is the comfort level. the further apart the nicer it is. that is far apart. that 75 by the way, 24 hours ago, well, it's two degrees cooler. the humidity is down. there is a beautiful breeze and that is all the difference in the world. our next graphic shows us this fair weather pattern continues into tomorrow with probably even less clouds than we see now. enjoy the weather while we have it. i'm telling you the thermometer is getting ready to get cranked up again. meteorologist bernadette woods will have the details shortly in the first warning weather segment. now back into the shade. >> thank you, march i at the -- marty. michael phelps is heading back to the olympics. his competition will be another
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american. he won his qualifying heat in the 400-meter but in the finals he lost to ryan lochte by a few hundreds of a second. both swimmers will have a rematch next month in london. michael has half a dozen more qualifiers to go. still to come, fighting words. the race for the white house heats up as a major supreme court decision looms. we keep telling you about the perfect conditions outside. look at them. stay tuned. the complete forecast is still coming up.
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it's pretty sunny and gorgeous outside with a bit of a breeze and 75 in central maryland. the first warning forecast is coming up. mitt romney is in virginia today looking to convince voters there that he is the best candidate to turn around the economy. meantime, the president's campaign has just launched a new ad in that state attacking the republican's business record. danielle nottingham reports in the exam pain -- exam pain 2012 report. >> reporter: president obama is hitting the money trail in
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atlanta and miami looking to raise more than $2.3 million for his campaign today. >> i'm barram obama and i approve this message. >> he launched new tv ads attacking mitt romney for sending american jobs overseas while he worked for bain capital. >> does virginia want an outsourcer and chief in the white house? >> reporter: the ads are airing in ohio, iowa and virginia where romney is campaigning today. the romney camp calls the ads misleading arguing they confuse outsourcing with offshoring. a business practice puts support staff in foreign markets and ordered to sell u.s. products in that country. >> if you don't -- if you know a worker whose jobs went overseas you don't need somebody explaining to you the difference between outsourcing and off shoring. >> reporter: both campaigns brace for thursday when the supreme court hands down its decision on president obama's health care reform law. >> it's going to be up to the
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next president to repeal and replace obama care or replace obama care. >> mitt romney spent monday fund-raising out west. he raised more than $76 million last month. but the independent political action committee supporting him are posing an even bigger money challenge to president obama. in washington, danielle nottingham, wjz, eyewitness news. >> condoleezza rice is down playing rumors she is ready to return to politics as a possible vice president. while speaking on cbs this morning, she praised romney but said there is no way she would join him on the ticket. romney has yet to pick a running mate. we urge you to stay with wjz for complete coverage of campaign 2012 and bring you the latest on the candidates on air and online at rescue crews are back searching for survivors at a collapsed mall in on tar i
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ontario, canada. one person is confirmed dead and several are missing. they detected breathing under the rubble yesterday. in illinois, federal investigators are on the scene of a plane crash. it had taken off when the pilot radioed that he had a fire on board. the plane crashed into a cornfield about five miles from the chicago rockford international airport. the pilot was killed. both the faa and ntsb are investigating. still ahead on wjz eyewitness news at noon, pass the sunblock. it's gorgeous outside. stick around. the complete first warning forecast is 2 1/2 minutes away. with my friends, we'll do almost anything.
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welcome back. what a beautiful day. we were talking in the studio that these are perfect clouds, puffy out there. that's what we are dealing with during the afternoon hours. a wonderful day. 75. a lot of 70s out there. marty was pointing it out earlier, the dew points are down into the 40s. the winds have been gusting out of the northwest, up to 30 miles per hour at times. that is bringing in the cooler drier air. we have about one more day before we have big changes coming our way. here is how it looks tomorrow.
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another fantastic afternoon. a large picture, the front that moved through is down to the south. it is what is forcing debby off to the east and forcing the eastward turn. you can see the bands of heavy rain and thunderstorms feeding up into the front. for debby, it's hanging on to tropical storm status, 40 miles per hour winds. barely hanging on. it's moving to the east at 3 miles per hour. on this track it takes it over florida. then back over the open waters then possibly strengthening once again. you notice we will talk about this for a while. once it connects offshore, there is a chance that it will pick up speed and head out to sea. we have a few knorr more days to go. if it could affect us, it's possible, not likely but something that we will track. most of the forecast models take it to the east. that is what we are going with but things could change. we will keep you updated. the front down to the south, high pressure moving in. that will keep us nice a couple of days. on the back part of a high,
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things start to change. the winds will come out of the southwest and this is what is on the other side of that high. we have the comfortable air now. the heat will be returning. already 35 in denver. incredible -- 95 in denver. for us 80. a beautiful afternoon out there. tonight we are going down to 58. clear skies, comfortable. then tomorrow up higher. 85. closer to the average. dry conditions. a bit of a breeze out there tomorrow afternoon. then the 90s return and they are going to kick up with humidity the second half of the week. we will have the five-day coming up with marty. >> why don't we duplicate the five-day from today. >> we will put it there but it won't happen. >> put it there then blame somebody else if we are not right. >> thanks. still to come on wjz eyewitness news at noon, the impact of the h1n1 flu impact may have been worse than we thought.
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in health watch, the number of people that died from the
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h1n1 swine flu virus could be 15 times higher than previously reported. the death toll could range from 150,000 to 575,000 compared to the 18,000 actually on record. more than half occurred in southeast asia and africa. check in at 4:00, 5:00 and 6:00. tracking tropical storm debby. the first warning weather team is keeping a close eye on the slow moving and destructive system. join us for this story and the breaking news today at 4:00 after dr. phil. >> join us [ male announcer ] eligible for medicare? that's a good thing, but it doesn't cover everything. only about 80% of your part b medical expenses. the rest is up to you. so consider an aarp medicare supplement insurance plan, insured by unitedhealthcare insurance company. like all standardized medicare supplement plans, they help save you up to thousands in out-of-pocket costs. call today to request a free decision guide.
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>> hi, ladies and gentlemen and you big kids, too. there is your five-day forecast. beautiful today and tomorrow. hot and huh need -- humid. friday and said five shy of 100. sunday 94. who knows, maybe a bit warmer. let's throw it back inside. >> thank you. don't miss tonight's prime time cbs line up. 48 hours mister then eyewitness news at 11:00 right here on wjz. a wedding couple in michigan takes the plunge along with the entire wedding party. they were taking photos with their party on a pier and it gave way. everybody got soaked and a few cell phones got ruined. shoes, too. >> oh, my gosh. >> nobody was hurt. they seem to be having a great
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